Movies like Fateless 2005

An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its Jewish occupants sent to camps. There, György find camaraderie, suffering, cruelty, illness, and death. He hears advice on preserving one's dignity and self-esteem. He discovers hatred. If he does survive and returns to Budapest, what will he find? What is natural; what is it to be a Jew? Sepia, black and white, and color alternate to shade the mood.

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1 Beyond The Gates 2005

Two estranged brothers reunite at their missing father's video store to liquidate the property and sell off his assets. As they dig through the store, they find a VCR board game dubbed 'Beyond The Gates' that holds a connection to their father's disappearance and deadly consequences for anyone who plays it.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Jackson Stewart

Country:

United States of America
5.2

2 In The Valley Of Elah 2007

A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Genres:

History, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Paul Haggis

Writers:

Paul Haggis (screenplay), Mark Boal (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

3 Black Book 2006

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, War

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Countries:

Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom
7.7

4 The Way Back 2010

At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag—to take a perilous and uncertain journey to freedom as they cross deserts, mountains and several nations.

Genres:

Drama, Adventure, History

Director:

Peter Weir

Writers:

Slavomir Rawicz (novel), Peter Weir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America
7.3

5 The Great Raid 2005

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Genres:

Action, History, War

Director:

John Dahl

Writers:

William B. Breuer (book), Hampton Sides (book) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

6 Triage 2009

The wife of a photojournalist sets out to discover why he came home from a recent assignment without his colleague.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Danis Tanovic

Writers:

Danis Tanovic, Scott Anderson (book)

Countries:

Belgium, Spain, France, Ireland
6.5

7 Beneath Hill 60 2010

The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare—one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, technology and science. Few on the surface knew of the brave, claustrophobic and sometimes barbaric work of these tunnellers.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Jeremy Sims (as Jeremy Hartley Sims)

Writer:

David Roach

Country:

Australia
7.1

8 Sky Fighters 2005

Les Chevaliers du ciel (English: Sky Fighters) is a 2005 French film directed by Gérard Pirès about two air force pilots preventing a terrorist attack on the Bastille Day celebrations in Paris. It is based on Tanguy et Laverdure, a comics series by Jean-Michel Charlier and Albert Uderzo – of Astérix fame, which was also made into a hugely successful TV series from 1967 to 1969 making Tanguy and Laverdure, the two main heroes, part of popular Francophone culture.

Genres:

Action, Adventure

Director:

Gérard Pirès

Writers:

Gilles Malençon (adaptation), Gilles Malençon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

France
5.8

9 Age Of Heroes 2011

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Genres:

Drama, Action, Thriller, War

Director:

Adrian Vitoria

Writers:

Ed Scates (screenplay), Adrian Vitoria (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
5.6

10 The Counterfeiters 2007

The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Stefan Ruzowitzky

Writers:

Adolf Burger (book), Stefan Ruzowitzky (screenplay)

Countries:

Austria, Germany
7.6

11 Before The Fall 2004

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh column,Friedrich encounters hazing, cruelty, death, and the Nazi code. His friendship with Albrecht, the ascetic son of the area's governor, is central to this education.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Dennis Gansel

Country:

Germany
7.4

12 The Bang Bang Club 2010

In the early to mid '90s, when the South African system of apartheid was in its death throes, four photographers - Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and João Silva - bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, worked together to chronicle the violence and upheaval leading up to the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela as president. Their work is risky and dangerous, potentially fatally so, as they thrust themselves into the middle of chaotic clashes between forces backed by the government (including Inkatha Zulu warriors) and those in support of Mandela's African National Congress.

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Director:

Steven Silver

Writers:

Steven Silver, Greg Marinovich (based on the book by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, South Africa
7

13 North Face 2008

North Face tells the story of two German climbers Toni Kurz and Andreas Hinterstoisser and their attempt to scale the deadly North Face of the Eiger.

Genres:

Adventure, Drama, Action, History, Thriller

Director:

Philipp Stölzl

Writers:

Chris Silber (as Christoph Silber), Philipp Stölzl | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Austria, Switzerland, Germany
7.4

14 The Boys Are Back 2009

When the wife of sports-writer Joe Warr dies of cancer, he takes on the responsibility of raising their 6-year-old son, and his teenage son from a previous marriage. As Joe rejects the counsel of his mother-in-law and other parents, he develops his own philosophies on parenting.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Scott Hicks

Writers:

Simon Carr (novel), Allan Cubitt (adaptation)

Countries:

Australia, United Kingdom
6.8

15 Europa Europa 1990

A Jewish boy separated from his family in the early days of WWII poses as a German orphan and is taken into the heart of the Nazi world as a 'war hero' and eventually becomes a Hitler Youth. Although improbabilities and happenstance are cornerstones of the film, it is based upon a true story.

Genres:

History, Drama, War

Director:

Agnieszka Holland

Writers:

Agnieszka Holland, Solomon Perel (memoir: Ich war Hitlerjunge Salomon)

Countries:

France, Germany, Poland
7.6

16 Soldier Of Orange 1977

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

Genres:

Drama, History, Thriller, War

Director:

Paul Verhoeven

Countries:

Belgium, Netherlands
7.7

17 Lebanon 2009

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

Genres:

Drama, War

Director:

Samuel Maoz

Writer:

Samuel Maoz

Countries:

Israel, France, Germany, Lebanon
6.9

18 Sarah's Key 2010

On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being sent to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother in a closet just before the police entered their apartment. Sixty years later, Julia Jarmond, an American journalist in Paris, gets the assignment to write an article about this raid, a black page in the history of France. She starts digging archives and through Sarah's file discovers a well kept secret about her own in-laws.

Genres:

Drama, War

Writers:

Tatiana De Rosnay (novel), Serge Joncour (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

France
7.5

19 Pope Joan 2009

A 9th century woman of English extraction born in the German city of Ingelheim disguises herself as a man and rises through the Vatican ranks.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Sönke Wortmann

Writers:

Donna Woolfolk Cross (novel), Heinrich Hadding (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy
6.7

20 Oorlogswinter 2008

During World War II in the freezing Netherlands winter of 1944/1945 the western Netherlands are in the grip of a famine. Many people move east to provide for their families. Fourteen year old Michiel can't wait to join the Dutch resistance, to the dismay of his father, who, as mayor, works to prevent escalations in the village.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Martin Koolhoven

Writers:

Martin Koolhoven (screenplay), Paul Jan Nelissen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Netherlands, Belgium
7

21 A Woman In Berlin 2008

A nameless woman keeps a diary as the Russians invade Berlin in the spring of 1945. She is in her early 30s, a patriotic journalist with international credentials; her husband, Gerd, a writer, is an officer at the Russian front. She speaks Russian and, for a day or two after the invasion, keeps herself safe, but then the rapes begin. She resolves to control her fate

Genres:

Drama, War, History

Director:

Max Färberböck

Writers:

Max Färberböck, Marta Hillers (book) (as Anonyma) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Germany
7.1

22 Sophie Scholl – The Final Days 2005

True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resistance group, The White Rose. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life.

Genres:

Drama, History

Director:

Marc Rothemund

Country:

Germany
7.6

23 Katyń 2007

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Genres:

Drama, History, War

Director:

Andrzej Wajda

Writers:

Andrzej Mularczyk (story), Przemyslaw Nowakowski (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

Poland
7

24 9th Company 2005

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

Genres:

Drama, History, War, Action

Director:

Fedor Bondarchuk

Countries:

Russia, Ukraine, Finland
7.1